Cloud dough is my go-to activity. It’s so easy and my kids can play with it for long chunks at a time. To make things a little bit different, we changed up the regular cloud dough recipe. We added in cocoa and peppermint extract into the recipe! It was fun and smelled great!
Here’s what you need for this activity:
- 5 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of oil (I used baby oil, but vegetable oil works great!)
- 1/2 to 1 cup of cocoa
- peppermint extract or peppermint essential oils
- large container
To make the cloud dough, just mix the flour and oil together with your hands. Then sprinkle in the cocoa and continue mixing with your hands. I used roughly 1 cup of cocoa, but you can use more or less if you’d like. Lastly, squirt in drops of peppermint extract or oil. Add in as much peppermint as you’d prefer.
My kids seriously can play with this for hours. They play better with cloud dough than they do with their toys! They’ll bury items, make balls, drive vehicles on it, scoop it up, make designs with cookie cutters, and much more.
Cloud dough feels so nice, that even his toes wanted to touch it!
We typically don’t wear much clothing with cloud dough because it’s messy! I also recommend playing with cloud dough on non-carpeted floors.
Have fun trying this recipe out! This was day 5 of the 31 Days of Play series. To see all the activities, visit here.